LEWISTON, Idaho – Julie Crea, the senior director of the Budget Office at Lewis-Clark State College, has been chosen to participate in The Western Association of College and University Business Officers’ Mentoring Program, the organization announced this week.
Crea was one of five mentees selected from a strong candidate pool in 10 western states.
“Your selection serves as a testament to the talent you contribute to your organization and a vote of confidence regarding your potential to achieve at even greater levels,” Jennifer L. Williams, chair of the WACUBO Mentoring Program, wrote in a letter to Crea.
The WACUBO Mentoring Program is intended to build bench strength in those in higher education headed for Chief Business Officer (CBO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles by supporting their professional development and through leveraging the expertise and talent of senior CBOs and CFOs in the region. Crea will be matched with an experienced senior level CBO/CFO who will serve as her mentor.
Crea will attend the WACUBO Mentor Program orientation workshop on April 26 in Las Vegas and will meet her mentor. The two are expected to
meet virtually on a monthly basis during the year and engage in meaningful dialogue.
Crea has worked at the college for more than 20 years and earned her bachelor’s degree at LC State. She has held positions in the Education Division, Workforce Training, Information Technology, Administrative Services, Student Union Building, and currently the Budget Office. She has been an officer for both classified staff and professional staff organizations, and has served on or led numerous committees for campus initiatives, projects, hiring, strategic planning, assessment, and fundraising.
In 2018, Crea was named the winner of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services’ West Region Mentor Award.